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I write about repurposing old things into new, home decor and sometimes stray into whimsy.

How Plastic Animals became Bookends (Pinterest, you've done it again..)

How Plastic Animals became Bookends (Pinterest, you've done it again..)

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I fell in love with Pinterest almost immediately, there's something so satisfying about categorizing and admiring pictures of everything you can possibly imagine and having it all at your fingertips.  Its perfect for a visually driven person like me and my nightly relaxation exercise.  A few months ago I stumbled on this:  

 

I had paint and wood at the ready, and ran out to find my animal inspiration.  I found them for $2.50 a piece at Jo-Ann Fabrics.   As usual, my Dad, the MacGyver of home projects, had the exact type of wood I needed, so he cut and sanded the pieces I needed to hold my animals.

 

 

I sprayed both the animals and the blocks with a couple of quick coats of spray paint (the paint adhered to the plastic with no problems whatsoever) and Gorilla Glued the animals to the blocks....and for approximately $8 total we have our new bookends....

 

 

 

$12 Metal Cabinet Makeover

$12 Metal Cabinet Makeover

The "Day after Christmas" Christmas Post

The "Day after Christmas" Christmas Post